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Preston reviews industrial park feasibility study


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Engineer Brett Grabau, Stantec, presented his feasibility report for the North Industrial Park and utility improvements at the Preston City Council’s April 7 meeting. Preston attended to an unusually long agenda involving four public hearings associated with Dairy & Farm and Gehling developments north of Highway 16 and west of Highway 52.

The North Industrial Park is to be located in the southwest quadrant of the Highway 16 and Highway 52 interchange. Grabau noted that a couple of businesses are interested in breaking ground this summer in the proposed North Industrial Park. The possible commercial/industrial development of the two interested businesses combined with the possible annexation of the Dairy & Farm and Gehling properties has brought about utility extension discussions by the EDA and the Utility Commission. The feasibility of the extension of utilities to serve parcels on both sides of Highway 16 was part of the study. There would also need to be improvement to a proposed roadway for the Industrial Park. Access would be off Golfview Drive setback off of Highway 16 for the Industrial Park.

Storm water improvements will be a large part of the development. Grabau explained that with the additional hard surfaces, storm and water retention will be required. He proposed a retention pond requiring 1.19 acres of the Industrial Park.

Councilman Robert Maust suggested the collection pond be moved to property on the other side of Highway 52 to reduce land usage, which is limited in the proposed Industrial Park. There is potentially room for only three lots, possibly just two. He insisted that run off could be controlled without a pond on the top of a hill. Grabau agreed that theoretically Maust’s suggestion would be possible, but more expensive.

Mayor Kurt Reicks was in favor of moving the placement of the retention pond saying it would be great to get the pond out of the industrial area, adding the pond would be further out of town. Reicks said that with the Veterans Cemetery coming, our vision of Preston has to be different than seeing three weedy ponds when coming into town. He maintained that citizens are not pleased with the two Highway 52 ponds that we already have.

City Administrator Joe Hoffman commented that we are assuming costs are the same to treat water off site as on site. Grabau was in the end directed to look into another option for the storm water containment pond, .....
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Long-anticipated Preston Family Dollar opens its doors April 10

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston All

Anticipation for the opening of Preston’s Family Dollar store has been building for months, and finally, after months of waiting, the first customers were able to make their way through the front doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Although this ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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I Love to Read

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

February was a very busy month at Fillmore Central Elementary with it being “I Love To Read Month”. The kids were buzzing with energy for reading and fun! Fillmore Central Community Ed, Fillmore Central Schools, and area businesses partnered ..... 
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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Ryland Marshall Craig

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Ryland Marshall Craig was born on Sunday, January 5 at 12:41 p.m. in Princeton, Minn.. His parents are Lee and Teresa Craig of Elk River, Minn. Ryland weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 ¼ inches long. Grandparents are Norm & Sheila Craig, Preston, ..... 
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National Trout Center has new program director

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Board of Directors of the National Trout Center has announced that they have selected Richard L. Enochs as the program coordinator for the 2014 season. Mr. Enochs lives in Winona, Minn. with his wife Nancy. Rich is a retired business professi ..... 
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